Pregnancy and Post-natal Massage

Zoë is qualified to deliver pregnancy and post-natal massage. During pregnancy the body goes through a number of changes including shifts in posture to accommodate increasing pregnancy weight. These can lead to back, neck and shoulder aches, headaches and gluteal pain, all of which can benefit from massage. Regular massage during pregnancy can also reduce stress and promote relaxation that may aid more restful sleep.

Zoë treats pregnant and post-natal clients in seated and side lying positions and is careful to keep the client comfortable and supported during the treatment session. Massage is not recommended in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, but can then be enjoyed right up until the due date. There are some conditions that may make massage during pregnancy unsuitable; if you have any concerns please get in touch before booking your session.

During the post-natal period massage will encourage increased blood and lymph flow to areas of healing and provides the new Mum with some precious ‘me time’ at a demanding life-phase.